Club and society meetings


Editor’s note: The Times Leader will keep a rolling file of club and society meetings and publish them weekly — online every week and in print when space permits. To submit your club or society meeting notice, email [email protected] with the name of your organization, time, date and exact location of the meeting with full address. The Times Leader reserves the right to edit all submissions for style, content and space.

TOPS PA #1057 (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), will hold its weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St. Nanticoke. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend a meeting as a guest with no obligation. For more information, call leader Margaret Turchanik at 570-825-8307.

Murgas Amateur Radio Club, meets at 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Luzerne County Emergency Management Building, 185 Water St., Wilkes-Barre. A brief business meeting is followed by an informative program relating to amateur radio. Guests are always welcome. More information at

Slovak Catholic Sokols, Group 7 “Rev. Joseph Murgas,” will be hosting a family bowling outing at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, from noon to 2 p.m. July 21. If any members are interested in participating, contact Kelly Palchanis at 570-417-2029 or any other Group 7 officer by July 10. Members will enjoy two hours of bowling, pizza and soda.

Nanticoke Historical Society, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. July 26 at the society offices in the historic Samantha Mill House, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke, next to the Mill Memorial Library. Enter the parking lot from Kosciuszko Street. New members and all those interested are welcome. For more information, call 570-258-1367. Light refreshments will be served.

Dallas Chapter Eastern Star Building Association, will host a flea market and craft and vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at the Easter Star hall, 15 Foster St., Dallas. The event features inside and outside vendors, whimpies, hot dogs, haluski and desserts. Welsh cookies will also be available for purchase. Info: Dianne Corby, 570-675-4893.

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Mountain Top, will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. The speaker will be state Representative Eddie Day Pashinski. Area women ages 18 and older are always welcome to attend. For information or questions, call Gaylene at 570-751-6144 or visit the club’s Facebook page @GFWC Mountain Top.

Newport Township Lions Club, will host its 40th annual Golf Tournament Aug. 17 at the Rolling Pines Golf Course. Format is captain and mate with a better ball point system. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start, and the fee is $130 per team. Fee includes green fees, cart, refreshments and a skins game. It will also feature $1,500 in cash prizes, if 80 or more golfers participate. A 2018 Ford Focus, donated by Pat and Dan DelBalso Ford, will be awarded to the first player scoring a hole-in-one. For more information, please contact Chairman John Zyla at 570-735-1714.

Wilkes-Barre Area Queens Council, is planning a Red Hat High Tea from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estate in Dallas. Assorted appetizers, sandwiches and desserts will be served. The cost is $17.00, and the deadline for reservations is Aug. 10. For more information, contact Hazel Markowski at 570-793-4279. All Red Hatters are invited.

Dupont VFW Post 4909, will hold a Sock Hop Dinner Dance on Sept. 8. Millennium will provide live musical entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The donation is $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, see Bob at the VFW or call Bob at 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 7. Members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food, refreshments and camaraderie will occur after both meetings.

Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club, will sponsor a trip to see “Nunsense” at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey on Aug. 8. The trip costs $90, which includes bus seat, ticket to the show and lunch. For information or to make a reservation, call Linda Cholewa at 570-379-3667 or Suanne Moses at 570-822-4976.

North End Slovak Citizens Club, will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the club home, 635 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. All members are invited to attend. President Robert Palchanis will preside over the meeting. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. 570-829-3398,

San Cataldo Society of Pittston, is sponsoring its annual bus trip to the San Gennaro Festival in New York’s Little Italy on Sept. 22. Seats cost $40 per person. For more information, call Grace Scarantino at 570-655-9377. No refunds or cancellations after Sept. 1.

Rotary Club of Mountain Top, will hold its annual Steam Train Excursion from Mountain Top to historic Jim Thorpe on Sept. 22, rain or shine. Tickets are available at Triangle Pharmacy in Mountain Top or online at EventBrite. The price is $70 per person. Boarding time is 8:30 a.m., and departure will take place at 9:30 a.m. The return trip departs at 4 p.m. from Jim Thorpe. The train yard at Penobscot it not handicap accessible.